8MM Lebel charge

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by radtech, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. radtech

    radtech New Member

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    Does anyone know of a good safe charge for 8mm Lebel revolver cartridges?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What bullet? WHat powder you planning on using?
     

  3. radtech

    radtech New Member

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    .330 100gr bullets
     
  4. twoolddogs

    twoolddogs New Member

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    Nonte in "The Home Guide To Cartridge Conversions" shows 3.5 grains of Unique with a 100 grain, .325" lead bullet.

    Some research I did on the web(I don't recall the web site) gave a load of 4.0 grains of Unique with a 100 grain, .330" Graf's FMJ bullet.

    The same web page listed 2.8 to 3.2 grains of Bullseye with the 100 grain .330" Graf's FMJ bullet.

    Using a Lyman #32359 .325" 121 grain lead bullet, they also listed 2.3 to 2.5 grains of Bullseye.

    I have not used this web data and cannot verify its validity. I personally load slightly less than Nonte's data.
     
  5. radtech

    radtech New Member

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    I tried the 2.8 bullseye with the .330 bullets but low velocity and range.I think I will work up to 3.5 bullseye and see what that does.
    Thanks
    Dallas